Recovery Stories

Turned up in the auction of a storage unit and the buyer contacted me through bike index. Yay bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ilana Bike recovered 2024.1.22

Was contacted by an individual saying he purchased the bike from a guy in need. Think I just bought my bike back from the guy who stole it. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2024.1.19

Recovered by the Calgary Police Service after they matched it up as stolen on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Luke Bike recovered 2024.1.18

Even in my event of not having the serial number, bikeindex helped put the buyer in contact with me for a successful bike recovery. Thanks Bikeindex! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Austin Bike recovered 2024.1.12

Facebook stolen bike group Burlington vt recovered and then ran serial against index listing translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Dan Bike recovered 2024.1.9

University of Alberta Peace Officers recovered the bike and contacted me via Bike Index!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kyle Bike recovered 2024.1.9

Matthew Fleming of Tacoma heroically wrestled it away from someone on the street! He acted like it was no big deal, but to me it was AND it's the 3rd bike he's recovered for strangers. "I had a bike stolen once," he said, "and that's not cool." Thanks Matthew! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2024.1.6

Someone found the bike in my neighborhood woods while picking up trash on their walk. They picked up the bike, looked it up on Bike Index, called me from my post on Bike Index, and returned the bike to me!!! Almost 8 months later, with minimal damage!! So happy! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Alex Bike recovered 2024.1.4

Good Samaritan saw the bike a returned it without question back to where it was stolen from translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Tall Bike recovered 2024.1.2

Several individuals from SABRE Facebook stolen bike group, who saw this posting, spotted the bike in the area and texted me. I was able to spot an individual with my bike. Watching my bike from afar, I called the police. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeff Bike recovered 2024.1.1

Police found it and brought it back. Thanks to Bike Index sticker since serial number was incomplete. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melanie Bike recovered 2023.12.30

The amazing volunteers from Seattle Area Bike Recovery Efforts! They were able to match an OfferUp listing with my Bike Index stolen bike post and were able to go and safely recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Nancy Bike recovered 2023.12.29

Someone found it and saw my bike index sticker, then contacted me!!!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Melanie Bike recovered 2023.12.28

Police recovered it in a search translated from English

Photo of recovered bike William Bike recovered 2023.12.24

Some kind soul on bike index messaged me they seen a similar bike on marketplace I investigated and was positive it was mine then I contacted the Edmonton police and they recovered it for me !!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kisandra Bike recovered 2023.12.21

I got my bike back utilizing this site! Got a call yesterday evening from a gentlemen who introduced himself as a bike mechanic at bike exchange Palo Alto that had seen my bike on Facebook marketplace. Bike is back home a little worse for wear. THANK YOU BIKEINDEX translated from English

Photo of recovered bike keith Bike recovered 2023.12.19

Recovered by the Calgary Police after they matched it up as stolen on Bike Index!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kiera Bike recovered 2023.12.14

Thanks Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brian Bike recovered 2023.12.13

Posted for sell on online marketplace. Reclaimed from seller translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Andrea Cargo Bike (Rear Storage) recovered 2023.12.13

Someone found it and checked Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike David Bike recovered 2023.12.12

It was found through the bike index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2023.12.12

Cops found it and bike index let me know translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jorge Bike recovered 2023.12.9

The only way this bike could have been retrieved was by the "Good Eyes" of Calgary Stolen Bikes recognizing this bike as stolen on the "Bike Index" and making a visual match on Kijiji. I can't believe I have this bike back in my possession. Thank you!!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Robert Bike recovered 2023.12.7

Seattle Police Department located this bike downtown. They checked the serial number of the bike against bikes registered on BikeIndex and found a match! They then looked up the police incident and found my contact information. I was reunited with my bike this morning! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Catherine Bike recovered 2023.12.6

I was contacted by the person who found it through my university email that it was registered under. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Mia Bike recovered 2023.12.5

Police translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.12.2

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Kenna Bike recovered 2023.11.30

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Photo of recovered bike Ian Bike recovered 2023.11.29

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Photo of recovered bike Leslie Bike recovered 2023.11.29

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ryan Bike recovered 2023.11.29

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Bike Bike recovered 2023.11.29

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike John Bike recovered 2023.11.29

recovered w/ assistance of BVT stolen bikes FB group translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Elissa Bike recovered 2023.11.29

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Photo of recovered bike shelley Bike recovered 2023.11.29

Someone saw it on Bike Index and reported the location to me via a message. The bike was retrieved by the police! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Lydia Bike recovered 2023.11.28

it was dropped at Coffee & Cycle in Fremont, Seattle. Unfortunately it's in very rough shape and I've donated it to the bike shop to salvage for parts and recycle. But the shop was able to identify that the bike was stolen and contact me through the bike index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jeremiah Bike recovered 2023.11.28

Police called me because of the serial number. Thankfully found three years later translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Brandon Bike recovered 2023.11.25

Found it on facebook marketplace and confronted the seller. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jennifer Bike recovered 2023.11.22

Bike Index emailed me to notify that the bike had been listed on Facebook Marketplace. I called the police and they recovered it. Thank you Bike Index!! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Chad Bike recovered 2023.11.22

CPA recovered <3 translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Ridley's Bike recovered 2023.11.21

RCMP recovery after notification through Bike Index translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Daniel Bike recovered 2023.11.21

All thanks to you guys. I made a donation as a token of thanks and will hope to pay it forward in the future. Thank you! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Colin Bike recovered 2023.11.19

A local bike shop (bike index supporter) saw it on their way to work and used the bike index communication tool to message me. I called non-emergency police number and they showed up to help me recover my bike. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jason Bike recovered 2023.11.15

My bike was dropped off with a guy who fixes bikes out of his home. He looked it up on Bike Index and identified it as stolen, and then called the police. The police were kind enough to pick it up and deliver it right to my door. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gordon Bike recovered 2023.11.14

Police found it in stolen truck. Ran serial number on Bike Index and realized it was stolen so they called me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Teresa Bike recovered 2023.11.14

Edmonton Police Service recovered it and contacted me through the bike index. The bike was still in great shape. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Jamie Bike recovered 2023.11.13

Someone found it in a ditch and went on Facebook to see if it was stolen. They found my posts translated from English

Photo of recovered bike erica Bike recovered 2023.11.12

Calgary police officers spotted someone riding it on Macleod trail close to Chinook centre. translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Katie Bike recovered 2023.11.10

I got a call from the Edmonton Police Service that a peace officer had pulled a man off of the LRT and he had my bike! Thank you so much!!!! I am so lucky and incredibly grateful to everyone who helped return my bike to me! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Gordon Bike recovered 2023.11.9

A kind neighbor found and returned my bike, after seeing it was missing on Bike Index! translated from English

Photo of recovered bike Tyler Bike recovered 2023.11.9